QQOTD: Rear Admiral Barry Black, Senate Chaplain
“Guard us from those who smile but plan evil in their hearts.”
~ Rear Admiral Barry Black, 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, in his opening prayer on January 28, 2020, on the eighth day of the Impeachment trial of Donald Trump (C-SPAN2)
How might this statement offer a warning for the United States of America?
How might this statement offer a warning for the Impeachment trial as it proceeds?
How might both Democrats and Republicans interpret this statement as it pertains to their point of view?
Historical queries (To be determined in the near or far future):
Has Rear Admiral Black’s warning been heeded?
No matter the outcome, how has this impeachment changed the United States?
Has this change been fundamental? If so, is this cosmic change been positive or negative? How so?
The entire prayer:
Let us pray. Oh God, you are our rock of safety. Protect us in an unsafe world. Guard us from those who smile, but plan evil in their hearts. Use our Senators. Bring peace and unity to our world. May they permit Godliness to make them as bold as lions. Give them a clearer vision of Your desires for our nation. Remind them that they borrow their heartbeats from you each day. Provide them with such humility, hope, and courage that they will do Your will. Lord, grant that this impeachment trial will make our nation stronger, wiser, and better. We pray in Your strong name, Amen